Is your business healthy? If you took a close look at your business under a microscope, are you sure that you’d find it as healthy as can be? You need your business to be healthy so that you have a steady client base, enough income to pay your employees, and healthy, happy staff. Here’s a list of things that all healthy businesses need:
A Professional Cleaner
If you’re making your staff do your cleaning for you, then you will run into an issue later on down the line. Not only are you taking them away from what their job description entails, they’re likely not going to do as good a job as a professional cleaner. A professional cleaner will be able to take their time and make sure your whole workplace is clean enough to eat off. Hiring one will make your business premises a healthier, happier place that is better for staff morale too. You really shouldn’t underestimate the power of a great cleaner.
A Comfortable Environment
Your staff need a comfortable working environment if they’re going to work to the best of their abilities. Making the environment comfortable will depend on a number of factors, depending on what they do day to day. The temperature will need to be right for them, so you may want to look into AC replacement or a heater depending on what the temperature is like where you are. They should have the equipment needed to do their jobs easily – this doesn’t mean brand new high tech computers necessarily, but they shouldn’t be using equipment from the dark ages. A well equipped kitchen area is essential too, as refreshments throughout the day such as tea and coffee will make the workplace a more pleasant place to be. Plus, you want them to have somewhere to prepare lunch or store lunch brought in from home, rather than having to go out and buy lunch (which could also result in them eating quite unhealthily). Comfortable employees are usually healthier employees, and this means a better quality of work.
If you really want to give your staff a comfortable environment to work in, consider giving them somewhere they go for a 20 minute nap if they need it in the afternoon. Studies have shown that this length of time napping is perfect in the afternoon and can have many benefits for workers. Showing them that you trust them enough to take a nap and take some time away from their work will likely make them more loyal to you, too.
Happy Staff Members
Happy staff members are healthier staff members. They are more productive and have fewer days off than staff members that are unhappy. To create a team of happy staff, make sure you’re a great leader. Ensure you help them in any way you can, and that you listen to them. Show them they matter by actually getting to know them, and praising their hard work. Little things like this really do make a huge difference!